no2DO - eine Annäherung aus Westen
[be open to
what is to come]
Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)
2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain
1st Core Character: Kun, Earth
Lower Trigram: Kun, EarthInformation regarding the interpretation model
The significance of the characters »approach« and »contemplation« (20) is that in part they give and in part they take.
The wind blows over the earth: the image of contemplation. Thus the ancient kings visited the regions of the world, contemplated the people and gave instruction.
Contemplation. The washing is done, but not yet the offering. Confidently, they look up to him.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth
First Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth
When interpreting a hexagram, Kun points at the place which we are at, here and now. Kun invites us to calm down and to use this place / moment as a source of strength. Like a wave rolling back into the sea, its origin, focusing and drawing new energies. Hide
Second Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Third Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree
Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The interpretations shown above gradually moved away from Eastern concepts. Let us proceed even a little further. In this section I develop a model of interpretation from a Western perspective, more precisely: from the perspective of philosophical anthropology.
A detailed article on the subject can be found here: A Western Approximation
You can help the further development of no2DO by sending me the question you asked the I Ching and its response (the hexagram's name and number). Each hexagram's tendencies open up most clearly when examined in the context of a personal situation.